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Frank Palmer

Posted - 01/08/2021 :  11:05:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

I've always been interested in those ship model dioramas with waves, spray and white foam. So I thought I'd try one. Iíll start with the submarine build and then the water base and wave build.


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Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/08/2021 :  11:53:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well Frank, I think you nailed it!!! Fantastic diorama, I love it.


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Posted - 01/08/2021 :  12:00:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Frank, but you might want to post lookouts, because things could go south quickly if one of those big Kawanishi H8Ks happens upon the Boat.... That kind of weather... they might get lucky, which would be very Not Good....

in Michigan

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Carl B

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Posted - 01/08/2021 :  12:12:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work!

This is going to be VERY interesting...

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Posted - 01/08/2021 :  12:29:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, I thought that photo you posted was what you have done, not what your planning to do.
Looking forward to seeing what will eventually surface from you!

Greg Shinnie

Edited by - Ensign on 01/09/2021 09:12:02 AM

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Posted - 01/08/2021 :  12:56:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Frank. I have been on Lakes Superior and Michigan at times that felt like the scene you have created. I have stifled my interests in modeling the submarines from WWII to the early 70ís because I have enough trains to work with


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Posted - 01/08/2021 :  2:06:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Is that photo what you completed? Or a painting of what you hope to accomplish? In either case, it's awesome!


Take the red pill

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Posted - 01/08/2021 :  2:59:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I watched a YouTube video of how to do this years ago and it was amazing to see ... I always wondered how it was done.

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Posted - 01/08/2021 :  3:07:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well this is going to be a real interesting diorama!!

That's one of the most beautiful ships I've ever seen!!!


"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Posted - 01/08/2021 :  3:19:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thatís nice! Floats my boat.

Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
Kentucky Southern Railway
The Spartan Line

Edited by - k9wrangler on 01/08/2021 5:20:42 PM

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Bill Gill

Posted - 01/08/2021 :  3:34:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, That's a SUBstantially fantastic diorama!

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terry hansley
Crew Chief

Posted - 01/08/2021 :  6:58:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great, maybe I'll get to see it in a few weeks.

Terry H

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robert goslin

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Posted - 01/08/2021 :  11:19:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, Really looking forward to this. Being a fellow submarine enthusiast, I hope to pick up a lot of ideas.
Even in 1/144 this should still be a fairly large model, at just under 312 scale feet.

Also, I'm still really enjoying the Silent Service TV show you put me onto, during my U-Boat build.

Regards Rob

My current build.

Edited by - robert goslin on 01/08/2021 11:20:36 PM

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Frank Palmer

Posted - 01/09/2021 :  09:44:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hal, you canít put nails in a submarine!

Pete, lookouts , do you know how expensive those Shapeways things are? Woodland Scenics has some that I could use but Ė out of stock.

Thanks Carl.

Greg, itís both, what Iíve done and what Iím going to show you. I thought Iíd start with a bomb.

Tom, Manitowoc on the Great Lakes was a big builder of submarines during WWII. During winter sea trials they froze there butts off.

Jim, itís two pictures in one. Youíre both right.

Rob, you canít believe how many methods there are. You just have to find something that works for you.

Thanks Jerry.

Karl, thanks.

Bill, so you like my subject?

Terry, holly smokes itís been a while. Hopefully the worst will be over and we all get vaccinated.

Rob, I thought you might like it, yes itís right at 26Ē long. 12í to the inch Ė twelve twelves = 144, neat scale.


Edited by - Frank Palmer on 01/09/2021 09:45:29 AM

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Tyson Rayles

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Posted - 01/09/2021 :  10:44:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow!Frank has crossed over to the light and is working on something close to N scale!!!!!!!

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Posted - 01/09/2021 :  11:25:06 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Well Frank, it seems you confused most of us. I'm looking forward to seeing your creation of this interesting project!

David Guffey

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